Philippe Thureau-Dangin is a journalist, an associate-researcher for IRIS (Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques) and teaches at the École de journalisme à Science-Po, Paris. Until 2011, he was head of „Télérama“and until 2012 director of „Courrier International“. Recent publication: Atlas de l’Amour (2013) which deals with the relationship of love and geography.
Articles of Philippe Thureau-Dangin
Le diable, l’absurde et la philosophie / Extrait de L'Histoire du diable de Vilém Flusser: « La conversation »
This essay, a short introduction to the French translation of Vilém Flussers The History of the Devil, deals with some of the main aspects of the book, including the notion of sin and the figure of the devil, but also the dangers of nationalism, Marxism, the theoretical shortcomings of existentialism and Flusser’s interest in Buddhism. The accompanying extract from The History of the Devil, paragraph 6.4. Conversation, which is the last part of chapter 6. Envy and Greed, focuses on the notion of conversation, which is absolutely central to Flusser’s thinking. Its future ramifications extend to the concept of dialogue and go as far as the telematic society.